Proven Winners University
Here's an example of one of our most popular videos.
This is a series of quick, informative videos (2-5 minutes long) that can be used weekly to educate your garden center employees on key topics. We call it the Proven Winners® University. All these videos can be found on the Proven Winners Retailer YouTube Channel.
2023 Playlist - 21 New Videos
- 2023 - 8 Deer Proof Shrubs - The Proven Winners ColorChoice Deer Proof program includes some of our most popular, reliable shrubs, but we’ve added an insignia to their containers and tags to let your customers know they are less likely to be damaged by deer. This new branding makes these shrubs the clear choice for long lasting landscaping that provides beauty, and peace of mind.
- 2023 - Shrubs with Fabulous Foliage - These 13 shrubs with fabulous foliage are a great example of something that can easily compliment to most plant purchases and become an add-on sale.
- 2023 - Shrubs That Can Take the Heat - Let's take a look at these 8 shrubs that can take the heat, bearing in mind that your climate and unique topographical features will determine their overall ability to thrive.
- 2022 - Big & Bold vs Small & Mighty Shrubs - Your customers have lots of different spaces--from large, sprawling backyards to small patios. Here are some great recommendations for Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs that fit any garden space.
- 2022 - Tips for Success with Shrubs in Containers - Shrubs are beautiful in the landscape, but they can also provide even more wow-factor in mixed containers. Learn more about how to be successful with shrubs in container gardens.
- 2022 - Fire Wise Shrubs - High water content shrubs that are less likely to ignite in a wildfire.
- 2022 - Drought Tolerant Shrubs - Whether you live in a hot, dry climate, or simply have dry areas of the landscape, here are suggestions for shrubs that have low moisture requirements.
- 2022 - Shrubs for Wet Sites - Wet planting sites can often cause problems for plants. Learn about some of the best shrubs to plant in areas that are wet throughout the season.
- 2022 - Shrubs with Wide Hardiness Zones - Wet planting sites can often cause problems for plants. Learn about some of the best shrubs to plant in areas that are wet throughout the season.
- 2021 - Deck Out Your Containers with Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs - Join Natalie Carmolli as she shares tips for selling shrubs in deco-containers at retail.
- 2021 - Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs FAQs - If you have customers looking for privacy, join Jessica as she shares great ideas for creating a living screen.
- 2021 - Proven Winners ColorcChoice Shrubs for Heat and Humidity - We've expanded our lineup of shrubs selected for heat and humidity tolerance. Learn more about some of our top selections and what sets them apart.
- 2021 - 3 Must-Have Shrubs for Shade - Customers come in asking for options for shade. Here are 3 great shrubs to recommend for shade to partial shade locations.
YouTube Play List - Hydrangeas
- 2023 - A New Vision for Reblooming Hydrangeas - Strategic - Innovative- - Proven. These aren't words that typically leap to mind when thinking about hydrangeas. But they are the ones that define the Proven Winners approach to the Let's Dance series of reblooming hydrangeas.
- 2022 - What Makes our Hydrangeas Different? - Wet planting sites can often cause problems for plants. Learn about some of the best shrubs to plant in areas that are wet throughout the season.
- 2021 - 3 Tips to Help you Sell Little Lime Hydrangea - Learn more about the 3 benefits that set Little Lime Hydrangea apart and why this matters for your customers.
- 2021 - 3 Essential Hydrangea paniculatas - Hydrangeas abound at the garden center. Learn more about 3 key paniculata hydrangeas every garden center needs to carry.
YouTube Play List - Perennials
- 2023 - Summerific Week - Each year in early August, we spend an entire week showcasing one of our best-selling classes of perennials – Summerific Hibiscus. With a reach of approximately 4.3 million impressions in one week’s time, you can be sure your customers will know it’s Summerific week!
- 2023 - Phlox Reimagined - Opening Act Phlox offers a new twist on one of the most popular types of perennials for traditional and native gardens.
- 2023 - All About Heuchera - Heuchera is one of the most popular shade perennials for today’s gardens. They’re versatile, foliage-first plants with a long season of interest. All Heuchera like to be situated or planted in a moist but well-drained soil – they do not like “wet feet”. Here are a few additional hints that you can share with your customers.
- 2023 - A Matter of Habit - The Summerific lineup has started a revival of sorts for Hardy Hibiscus due to their improved habits and flower power, by overcoming the tall, rangy habits of old. So what makes them so special?
- 2022 - Trimming and Deadheading Perennials - To trim or not to trim? This video provides a quick synopsis of how and when to trim your perennials.
- 2022 - Fall Maintenance Tips for Perennials - Learn the best practices for fall maintenance and clean-up for perennial beds.
- 2022 - Fertilizing Perennials - This video provides a few quick recommendations on how and when to fertilize perennials.
- 2022 - Perennials with Low Water Requirements - If you're located in an area with water restrictions, or simply do not have the time to water each day, here are some great perennials that have low water requirements yet still provide a ton of impact.
- 2022 - Plants that Stand the Extremes - Plants, like people, do not always love the extremes in temperature. This video provides a quick list of plants that survive and thrive under extreme environmental conditions.
- 2022 - Big & Bold Perennials - These perennials provide maximum impact and wow factor in the garden!
- 2022 - Small but Mighty Perennials - Not every customer has a huge garden--these small but mighty perennials provide maximum color and impact in a much smaller footprint
- 2021- Proven Winners Perennial FAQs - Learn more about the best time to plant perennials, how to fertilize, and more!
- 2022 - Simple Container Gardening Tips for Success - If you want your containers and hanging baskets to really shine, follow these simple container gardening tips for success.
- 2022 - How to be Super Successful with Superbells® - Superbells Calibrachoa are a must-have for containers and hanging baskets. Here are a few tips to help your customers to have success with these vibrant beauties!
- 2022 - Easy Care Plants for Beginners - There are a ton of new gardeners itching to create their own garden spaces. Here are some great, easy-care plants to suggest for guaranteed success!
- 2021 - Heart to Heart Caladiums - Learn more about this unique foliage plant that is a must-have for any gardener
YouTube Play List - Houseplants
- 2023 - Leafjoy - We’re excited to have partnered with The Plant Company in Virginia to offer garden centers a cutting-edge new houseplant program, with premium genetics to fit every living space, called leafjoy. The program was built from the ground up with the consumer in mind. We created four “where to use” plant collections based on light levels and plant care environments most consumers have in their home or office.
- 2023 - Houseplant of the Year - Backed by the Proven Winners consumer marketing campaign and retailer merchandising and support programs, you can capitalize on the Houseplant of the Year program for the eye-catching Feeling Flirty.
YouTube Play List - General
- 2023 - Inventory Listing - Thousands of times per season, consumers ask us which of their local stores carry specific Proven Winners varieties. For our enhanced and elite connect+ subscribers we’ve developed a way to track and relay the names, addresses and in-stock dates of retailers who have the plants available.
- 2023 - Managers Corner - We’re more committed than any other plant brand to develop products and support programs specifically tied to making IGCs as successful as possible and look forward to working with you in 2023 to make this a reality. Here are a few key ways we at Proven Winners are working to connect you with new customers next season and more importantly, drive them to your garden center to not just find our plants, but to be successful in their plant journey.
- 2023 - NPK Explained - Let’s talk a bit about N-P-K and the role that these elements play in plant growth. By understanding their roles, it helps you to better direct your customers to the fertilizer appropriate for their plant purchases.
- 2023 - Container Gardening 101 - One gardening trend which hasn’t gone away is container gardening! Gardening spaces come in all shapes and sizes. While it’s pretty simple to learn, there are a few things you’ll want to share with your customers before they get started.
- 2023 - Container Gardening 101 Continued - When talking to your customers about container gardening, remember, it’s not just about the plants, You heard me correctly! Let’s talk about a few non-plant related items that play a huge role in container gardening.
- 2023 - When to Fertilize - What is the best time to water/fertilize and what to advice your consumers who forget to water and return home to their Petunia basket is drooping.
- 2023 - Fertilizer Tips for Supers - Fertilizer is essential for plants to do well. Especially workhorse plants like Supertunia, Superbells and Superbena that have prolific blooms all season long.
- 2023 - AquaPots - Take the guesswork out of plant care with our AquaPots self-watering containers. Choose one of our three options and help your customers take their container recipes to the next level!
- 2023 - Back to Basics Sun & Shade - We’ve long known certain plants have requirements to grow and thrive. The good news is most of the information you need to help plants thrive can be found on the plant tags such as care information, fertilizer needs, expected height and width, and light requirements.
- 2023 - Sustainability - At Proven Winners we believe it’s our responsibility as leaders in the industry to seek out and invest in sustainable practices. This year there will be 3 million plant-based Eco+ Grande™ containers on garden center benches across North America.
- 2023 - How to Plant the Eco+ Grandé Pot - At Proven Winners we believe it’s our responsibility as leaders in the industry to seek out and invest in sustainable practices. This year there will be 3 million plant-based Eco+ Grande™ containers on garden center benches across North America.
- 2023 - What Makes an EZ Scape so Attractive to Your Customers? - EZ Scapes are combinations of three to four perennials that grow well together to create easy elegant landscapes. Learn about the EZ Scape recipes.
- 2023 - Plant Pairings and What Does Vigor Have to do With It - All plants are given a vigor rating on a scale of 1 to 4 based on how big and quickly they grow. Learn more about vigor and why it matters.
- 2021 - 3 Essential Plants for New Gardeners - Learn more about 3 plants that you should recommend to every new gardener
- 2021 - Introduction to Proven Winners - Learn more about the Proven Winners brand and what sets it apart at retail and for the consumer.